Once again, we dive into my latest purchases. For the most part, these are explanations of why I bought what I bought, not an actual review.
The Amazon No. 3 — Just prior to New Comic Book Day, I finished reading issues No. 1 and 2. I greatly enjoyed their mystery and atmosphere, which was greatly enhanced by the unique narrative style. TIm Sale’s art was stellar. Purchased at Comics Store West.
Supergirl No. 35 and No. 41 — Still having trouble finding issues 37 and 38, I bought these two issues instead. I did have a chance to read Supergirl No. 35, and I liked it quite a bit. For one thing, I was glad that Jamal Igle had found a series since leaving Firestorm. I was also pleasantly surprised by this book, which posited a theory for Supergirl’s many personality types over the last 30 years or so. Good ideas from writer Sterling Gates. No. 35 also featured the debut (in the last two pages) of Superwoman. Purchased at Comics Store West.
Hulk No. 10 — This one is a straggler for me. I should have picked it up three months ago. It features Hulk and the rest of the original Defenders against a team of … uhm … Offenders. Ed McGuinness draws and is paired with inker Dexter VInes. This creates a whole new look for McGuiness’ art. I could have picked up issues 11 and 12, but opted not to — just in case I don’t find it too interesting. Purchased at Comics Store West.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold No. 4 — Aquaman joins the caped crusader in an effort against dinosaurs and Roman Centurions. Got this for the little one. Purchased at Comics Store West.
DC Universe Blue Beetle Action Figure — A friend picked this and the Booster Gold figure up for me (yes, I know I still owe you!). I have to say every time the Blue Beetle II is translated into an action figure I am really impressed. Something about the bug-leg logo and the goggles just turn out amazing. I’m glad this one came out, because my DC Direct version of this figure fell off the shelf and broke his arm at the elbow. He’s never been the same! Purchased at Wal-Mart.
DC Universe Booster Gold Action Figure — Another nice looking figure. My only complaint is how his robot pal Skeets plugs into him. Skeets’ energy trail connects into a hole in Booster’s back. The problem is that Skeets is just too close to Booster’s face when plugged in to the figure. It just violates all personal bubble rules, if you know what I mean. Still, with his metallic sheen, this is a nice looking Booster Gold figure. I also have a DC Direct Booster Gold. I broke his version of Skeets. Geez, what rotten luck! Purchased at Wal-Mart.
I just read Amazon #3 last night. I thought the art was great, but I think the story would have been told better if it wasn’t jammed into three issues. It seems to be a real fine line for me to have a story that has details glossed over, and a story that seems padded. I just think this one could have been a little longer.